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Common name

English: Snake pennywort

Mandarin: 爱地草 (ai di cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Gentianales (113)

        Family: Rubiaceae (62)(family description)

          Genus: Geophila (1)

            Epithet: repens (L.) I.M. Johnst. (7)

Synonym: Cephaelis diversifolia Blume

diversifolia => with different leaves, variable foliage

repens => creeping and rooting


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Geophila repens at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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